Midwest Swing: Final Horn

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By Paul M. Banks

CHICAGO- 2010 has been perhaps the most exciting NCAA Tournament in recent memory. This March Madness is yet another example of why the college hoops postseason is the best postseason around. It doesn’t need fixing; college football’s pathetic excuse for a postseason does.

The run up to this Final Four featured comebacks, upsets and many incredibly close games.  And the title game may have been the grandest of all!

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Midwest Swing: Final Four Edition

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By Paul M. Banks

INDIANAPOLIS- The brightest lights and the biggest stars come for college basketball’s biggest stage. But the biggest and best photo opp? Blue II, Butler’s bulldog mascot. He came into the media room and everyone swooned over him. He’s adorable! And the paparazzi were hounding him like 12 year old girls swooning over the Jonas Brothers. And by everyone I include media members, who all wanted their photo with the little bulldog.

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Duke Celebrates 2010 National Title (Video)

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As soon as the final buzzer sounds, the celebration begins, here’s a video of the Duke Blue Devils enjoying their first moments as 2010 National Champions

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NCAA Title Game Preview

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By Paul M. Banks

INDIANAPOLIS- 2010 has been perhaps the most exciting NCAA Tournament in recent memory. This March madness is yet another example of why the college hoops postseason is the best postseason around. It doesn’t need fixing; college football’s pathetic excuse for a postseason does.

The run up to this Final Four featured comebacks, upsets, and many incredibly close games.  And will the title game be the grandest of all? Will we, to quote Vanessa Williams, “save the best for last?” Probably not. These are definitely two good teams, but don’t be surprised if Duke wins by 15+

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Michigan State vs. Butler: Clash of the 5 seeds

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By Paul M. Banks

In the first national semifinal game, last year’s “home team” in the Final Four takes on this year’s “home team” in the Final Four. Although to be fair, Butler will have an advantage of being much closer to a true “home-court advantage” than State did in Detroit.

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The Sports Bank’s Final Four Picks

Welcome to the non-smart ass portion of the picks segment. This is pretty straight forward, we pick our Final Four teams, National Championship match-up and end result. We also try and pretend we know what we’re doing too. So far? Mixed results.

Please check out our resident expert David Kay’s picks as he breaks down each region (MidwestWestEast and South)

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The NCAA March Madness “Midwest Swing”

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By Paul M. Banks

CHICAGO- Is there any better holiday than March Madness? Take it a step further: any better time of year? The long winter is finally over, people are coming out of hibernation, and for one month: everyone you know has a rooting interest in a team; even if it’s only because of office pools. In a couple hours, I’m about to embark on a journey that’s more than March Madness. It’s a whole Bellevue hospital full of madness. The perfect sanctuary for someone who attended a school that’s annually a top twenty national program; and started his MBA at a school the same semester they won the 2000 national title.

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Field of 65 2-19 (TSB’s Bracketology)

By: David Kay

It is Friday!  That means a new version of The Sports Bank’s “Field of 65” in which David Kay goes back to school to study the bracketology of what the NCAA Tournament will look like come Selection Sunday.  Agree or disagree with any of the projections?  Leave a comment at the end and David will defend his position.
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The Field of 65 (TSB’s Bracketology)

By: David Kay

It is Friday!  That means a new version of The Sports Bank’s “Field of 65” in which David Kay goes back to school to study the bracketology of what the NCAA Tournament will look like come Selection Sunday.  Agree or disagree with any of the projections?  Leave a comment at the end and David will defend his position.
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The Field of 65 (TSB’s Bracketology)

By: David Kay

Welcome to the Field of 65; The Sports Bank’s version of bracketology.  Every Friday, I mix and match the pieces to try and predict what the NCAA Tournament will look like.  If you are wondering if I accidentally left North Carolina out of my latest brackets, let me tell you I did not.  At 12-7 and on a three-game skid, the Heels are in serious trouble if they do not turn things around quickly.  The defending champs could be NIT bound.
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